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Text chat is how you communicate with other Residents near you in Second Life. Unlike an [[How do I Instant Message (IM) someone?|Instant Message (IM)]], chat can be "heard" by anyone (and any scripted objects) within range.
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Click the '''Chat''' button at the bottom of the Second Life® Viewer. Type what you want to say, then click the '''Say''' button to say your message. Anyone within 20 meters of your avatar will see your message.
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[[Image:kb_text-chat.jpg]]
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==Other Ways to Chat==
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* Press '''Enter''' on your keyboard to open the chat bar. Type your message, then press '''Enter''' to say it.
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* Click the '''Say''' dropdown menu after typing your message to change your range:
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** '''Shout''' - Anyone within a 100m radius will see your message. You can also press '''Ctrl+Enter''' to shout.
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** '''Whisper''' - Anyone within a 10m radius will see your message.
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* To stop the typing sound and hand-waving animation, open the [[Preferences Window Guide|Preferences window]] (select '''Edit''' > '''Preferences'''), click the '''Text chat''' tab, and uncheck '''Play typing animation when chatting'''.
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* To speak on a non-default channel, start your message with "/#". For example, to speak on channel 4, type "/4 Hello!" Like radio frequencies, only those tuned in to a channel can listen. Channels are commonly used to give discreet commands to scripted objects. For technical info, see [[Chat channel]].
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To speak privately to one person, see "[[How do I Instant Message (IM) someone?]]".
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If you're using Second Life Viewer version 1.20 or later, you can click someone's name in chat history to open their profile.
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{{KBhint|Tip: You can emote with "/me", followed by an action. E.g.,  "/me grins" becomes "<your name> grins". You can also trigger [[How do I perform a gesture?|gestures]] with text commands.}}
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[[Category:Moving Around]]
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[[Category:Second Life for Beginners]]
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[[Category:Chat and IM]]
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[[Category:General Avatar Information]]
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[[Category:Menus and Controls]]
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[[Category:Inworld]]
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[[Category:Knowledge Base]]
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